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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has broken ground on its new million dollar Johnson Controls Volunteer Center. Work began on Monday, March 19, 2018. In 2015, Johnson Controls, made a generous donation of $1 million dollars over three years to ensure the center becomes a state-of-the-art community hub where volunteers can get connected to issues they care about and make a lasting impact on the community.
Iris never told anyone she didn’t graduate from high school. Finally, she decided enough was enough and turned to United Way partner Literacy Services for help. We’re proud to run a United Way campaign to support education equity!
Amy Lindner, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has been selected to participate in United Way’s Fellowship Program. This fellowship program is an accelerated development course designed for core leaders of United Way who are high performers and proven capacity for leadership.
The recipient of this annual award is chosen by United Way’s Diversity Leadership Society (DLS), and a $5,000 grant is made by United Way to the organization they represent. The winner is announced each year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Community comes together to raise $60 million with United Way
Companies and organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin responded to the call to support the community by making contributions to the United Way COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund. Those who made financial or in-kind donations include 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, GE Healthcare, HSA Bank, Meijer, Northwestern Mutual, UW Credit Union, We Energies Foundation, and Weyco Group.
Reyna and Victor found themselves out of work because of COVID-19. United Way partner Catholic Charities helped them make it through. We are proud to support programs that help families through life’s toughest challenges by running a United Way campaign.
United Way partner Curative Care helped Matt transition into adulthood, find a job he loves, and explore his passion for giving back. We run a United Way campaign, to ensure that community members have access to the programs they need to succeed.
Meghan loved her friends at the Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center and was able to stay connected virtually when she moved away. We support local programs that go the extra mile for our community by running a United Way campaign.
Born with vision impairment, Judy and her family struggled until United Way partner Vision Forward got them the support they needed. We’re proud to run a United Way campaign to help ensure all little ones have a strong start.
The Fotsch Family Foundation announced today that they will match donations to the “United for Waukesha Community Fund,” up to $1 million, for any donation given November 29 – December 4.
Goodwill, ManpowerGroup, and United Way To Offer Free Virtual Workshops for Job Seekers
LaRoyce F. Chambers, MD, retired department chief and chair of obstetrics and gynecology for Aurora Healthcare and a 2017 Top Influential Black Doctors in America awardee by Savoy Magazine will serve as the co-chair of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Oversight Committee (TPPOC) led by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County along with Betsy Brenner.
A coalition of community-based organizations in Milwaukee have teamed up with EconomicsWisconsin to launch the “Stock Market Game” - a pilot program that teaches youth about investing during the summer break from school.
With the support of United Way partner Meta House, Tasha is celebrating four years sober and living a life she loves. We are proud to support programs that help our neighbors live healthy lives through running a United Way campaign.
Milwaukee 1 of 10 Communities Across The Country Awarded Funding to Expand Student-Centered Learning Initiatives
The Together for Students initiative, created by three national, education-focused nonprofit organizations — the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether — today recognized Milwaukee for plans to bring key community members together to support the needs of local students. Milwaukee is one of 10 that will receive approximately $150,000 to support the activities and goals set forth in their collaborative plans.
After a competitive application process, Zablocki Elementary and North Division High School were invited be the ninth and tenth Community Schools in Milwaukee. Each school will receive a full-time community school coordinator hired by a partner agency.
Nafahat felt overwhelmed by new motherhood until she found United Way partner Milwaukee Start Right through Children’s Wisconsin. We are proud to support programs that help local families thrive by running a United Way campaign.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced today a donation from the PNC Foundation to support United Way’s COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund. PNC’s support will help provide meals for the next three months to residents of Clare Hall, a vacant seminary converted to help the homeless and those most vulnerable to COVID-19. PNC is one of 23 companies who have made a contribution to this special fund set up by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County as a way to assist nonprofit agency partners with their most pressing needs and essential services during the COVID-19 crisis.
Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced today that the application phase of the United for Waukesha Community Fund is now underway.
United Way & Employ Milwaukee Receive has received Deloitte’s Pathways to Opportunity Grant
United Way Announces $56 Million Fundraising Goal
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is pleased to announce four community leaders from Milwaukee and Waukesha County to head up its 2019 Community Campaign.
The 2021 Community Campaign Co-chairs are Coreen Dicus-Johnson, President and CEO, Network Health; Mark F. Irgens, CEO/Manager, Irgens; Dr. Joan M. Prince, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Stacy P. Williams, Senior Vice President, Baird – The Hodge Williams Group.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County today announced key community initiatives that will be supported by a generous $25 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced the inaugural grants for their Safe & Stable Homes initiative. Beginning last August with
their annual campaign, United Way set a goal to end family homelessness by 2025. Over $770,000 has already been raised, and this money will be used to support programs at nonprofit agencies focused on preventing family homelessness.
End family homelessness by 2025. That’s the goal announced by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County at their annual Community Campaign Kickoff event held Thursday evening, August 29, at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Diversity Leadership Society is leading an initiative to reduce barriers to employment and advancement for local, diverse individuals.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will celebrate and honor five community leaders and one outstanding youth for their commitment to the Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County area as the winners of the 2019 Philanthropic 5 awards.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is proud to announce Vincent Lyles as the first recipient of the Linda McFerrin Award for African American Non-Profit Leadership.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cohort for Partnership MKE.
United Way highlights success of Waukesha school district’s Helping Kids Succeeds Initiative Cory L. Nettles, Managing Director/Partner, Generation Growth Capital, Inc., named 2018 Board Chair
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will celebrate and honor five community leaders and one outstanding youth for their commitment to the Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County area as the winners of the 2020 Philanthropic 5 awards.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to develop, local nonprofit agencies are experiencing increased demand for emergency food, medical equipment, cleaning supplies, and staff time.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is pleased to announce the four community leaders who will head up the 2022 United Way Community Campaign.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has broken ground on its new million dollar Johnson Controls Volunteer Center. Work began on Monday, March 19, 2018.
On Friday, March 15, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Diversity Leadership Society and Policy Committee are hosting a community forum to highlight new, bipartisan legislation that aims to reform Wisconsin’s expungement system.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has approved funding for three Waukesha based programs overseen by Wisconsin Veteran’s Network, Inc. (VetsNet), Helping Kids Succeed, and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD).
A grant from United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will be used to help offset the costs of providing AODA treatment to uninsured patients in Waukesha at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Inc.
Our United Way family has learned the sad news about the passing of a Milwaukee trailblazer and true community champion, Gwen T. Jackson.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced the retirement of Mary Lou Young and the appointment of Amy Lindner as president and CEO.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County today sent a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Cavalier Johnson to show support for MKE Cares legislation proposed by Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, requiring people in the city to wear masks in public spaces.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is contributing $75,000 to assist in the transition of the homeless population living underneath highway I-794 beneath the Marquette Interchange.
Our United Way family learned today the sad news about one of our true community champions. Susan Dragisic, former President of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, passed away in Florida on May 14, 2018.
United Way to Focus on Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement in 2020 Campaign.
United Way in Waukesha County and United Way of Greater Milwaukee are merging to create a new organization called United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, officials announced Thursday.
The four-pronged strategy will combine funding, advocacy, and programmatic strategies to help local individuals secure and maintain employment.
On Thursday, May 16, 2019, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Women United will announce the launch of the Endowment Fund for Teen Pregnancy Prevention at its annual Women United Bruncheon at the Pfister Hotel.
Daisy loved United Way partner Milwaukee Christian Center programs as a teen. Today, she is a thriving student and serves her country in the National Guard. Continuing to support programs that provide a safe place for teens is an important reason why we run a United Way campaign!
United Way partner PEARLS for Teen Girls supports young women like Fardowso as they explore careers and build their identities. We are proud to run a United Way campaign to help give all girls a strong start!
United Way partner Pathfinders ensures local youth are safe, healthy, empowered, and valued. We’re proud to run a United Way campaign to support critical resources like Pathfinders that help youth stay safe.